I’m not sure if there is a technical name for it, but you know that sound you get when you strike the open hi-hat cymbals and then close them again? Well, I call it a “shoop” because that’s what it sounds like to me. So these grooves are a small collection of ways I sometimes apply those to season the music. For a good shoop sound I suggest striking the cymbals at the edge with the shoulder of the stick. And don’t open them too wide either. You want them to slop together a bit.
DRUM! music editor wally schnalle is a drummer, composer, and teacher based in the San Francisco Bay Area, and has performed with Eddie Gale, Ernie Watts, and the San Jose Symphony Orchestra. itrhymes.com